Opel Blitz Light Truck

 

opel blitz

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Εαν δεν σας αρέσει το θέαμα αυτό, χτυπήστε την εικόνα με το μαγικό σας το ραβδί. Σε περιπτωση που δεν το έχετε μαζί σας, χρησιμοποιήστε το αριστερό πλήκτρο του ποντικιού.

Στην φωτογραφία βλέπετε το Opel Blitz, που χάρισε ο αγαπητός Αγγελος Πατεράκης με τον αδελφό του, Δημήτρη, στο μουσείο μας. Μπορεί να βρίσκετε σε αθλία κατάσταση, αλλά είναι σημαντικό έκθεμα, διότι αυτά τα βενζινοκίνητα φορτηγάκια αφήσανε εποχή. Τα θυμάμαι να δουλεύουν αδιάκοπα στις οικοδομές της Αθήνας, κατά την διάρκεια της δεκαετίας του 60, μεταφέροντας υλικά. Το έκθεμα αυτό θα φτιαχτεί και θα παραμείνει εκτός του κτηρίου του μουσείου.

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Date of manufacture:
Production Years: 1930 – 1975
Produced:  
Country of origin: Germany
Manufacturer: Opel (General Motors)
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Engine capacity: 55hp = 41 kw
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The date of manufacture of this light truck is unknown. I estimate that it must have been made during the 50s. Blitz = Lightning = αστραπή

Opel Blitz was the name given to various German light and middle-weight trucks built by Opel between 1930 and 1975.

During the years preceding the Second World War Opel was Germany’s largest truck producer. The Blitz name was first applied to an Opel truck in 1930 and by 1934 there were four base versions offered of the 1 tonne model along with fourteen versions of the larger 2/2½ tonne trucks.

A Military LKW Opel Blitz, Italy, 1944.

From 1939 onwards the 3-ton version was used frequently throughout World War II, among other things as service vehicle for the Messerschmitt Me 323.

A half-tracked version, using tracks and suspension based on that used on the Universal Carrier, was also produced as the Opel Maultier (mule). In Europe this car was considered as General Motors contribution to German successes. It is also argued that Opel, a subsidiary of GM, used forced labor to reap unprecedented profits. However, to what degree GM controlled Opel at the time can be argued, but it is clear that GM did in fact play a role in giving Nazi Germany the Opel Blitz truck.

From 1973 to 1987 a successor vehicle produced by Bedford Vehicles of Luton, and based on the Bedford CF, was sold in some markets as the “Bedford Blitz”.

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